Dan Stevens will be doing rounds this week promoting his role in the new series Gaslit, set inside a Nixon administration mired in the Watergate scandal. And while the fashion on that show would probably use the sober polyester of the early ’70s, Stevens turned the press jacket into a truly quirky outfit. It would be one thing if Dan Stevens kept it in a weirdly cool technical color dream gown this week—but then he wouldn’t be Dan Stevens, the red carpet beauty. We’ve known him for a long time.
But back up for a second. First, it’s the lemon yellow t-shirt he wears under a crisp navy blue jacket above The One Showwhere Stevens causes gasps and several thousand retweets for likening Prime Minister Boris Johnson to President Nixon. Then there’s the aforementioned dream jacket he wore to the show’s premiere at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.
The look was part of a full rainbow suit from designer Licong Gong’s graduate showcase collection as a menswear MA student at London College of Fashion—with matched with color-blocking leather boots. (“I wanted to disguise myself as a work of art,” says Stevens Vanity Fair. He was later changed to a cigarette brown floral suit from Erdem’s fall 2022 collection, because, you know, why not?) He brought that bold sensuality, at least with the outfit, in the Awake NY houndstooth suit. yellow upper top electrode The Today Show tomorrow.
This is not a blip on the radar for Stevens, who, with the help of longtime stylist Michael Fisher, has wear surprises since his Soldiers and Downton Abbey day. (He even appeared here published back to 2017 sports a range of luxurious three-piece suits.) And what’s better is that there’s often a cohesive energy to his look, even if the connective tissue is just tumultuous – which makes sense , because Fisher, who also wore heavy red carpet outfits like Jake Gyllenhaal and Sebastian Stan, said he likes to reference his clients’ work in their outfits. Although there isn’t any explicit reference to Stevens’s Gaslit the character John Dean, a former attorney (who was eventually disqualified) who served as Nixon’s White House Counsel and later testified before Congress about his role in the cover-up, the men’s fun suit The actor just sums up everything Richard Nixon hated about the ’70s. So congrats to you Dan Stevens, because that can only mean they have to look good.